Artists

Florian & Michael Quistrebert

 

Born in 1982 and 1976
Lives and works in Nantes, France

 

Working in Nates, Florian & Michael Quistrebert brothers have dedicated their time to experimenting with the limits of perception, matter, and concept on paintings and video works. Always on the lookout for newly emerging schools, movements, and ideas, the brothers exaggerate the use of matter to create a figuration of abstract art. The brothers state that the ones who complete the artworks are the artists themselves, not the viewers; their aim is to disarm the viewer’s resistance in interpretation and enchant them in entirety.

The Overlight series, which was introduced at the brothers’ monographic exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2016, depicts their proficiency in manipulating the medium of light. Modeling paste poured over the canvas creates an overflow of curves and ripples, on top of which iridescent car paint coats the surface. A direct source of light in the form of LED light bulbs are embedded into the work, shedding light on the reflective surface, from which the viewers can catch glimpses of their own faces and movement. The artists also installed their works on the rotating poles so that the paintings develop endlessly in the viewers’ gaze rather than being solely fixed inside the frame. While the Overlight series comprises of the basic elements of painting such as the light, texture of matters, and gestural marks of the brushwork, it simultaneously generates extreme, sensational visual effect with its reflective surface and intrusive light sources.

Having opened a solo exhibition <Shining Mud> at 313 Art Project in 2019 and with a forthcoming exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Creation (CCCOD), Tours, the Quistrebert Brothers have also had solo exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), and Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2015). They have also exhibited in Domaine Pommery, Reims (2019); EYEfilmuseum, Amsterdam (2018); Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam (2017); Plateau/FRAC Île-de-France, Paris (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Centre Georges Pompidou / Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris (2012)

 

프랑스 낭트 작업실을 가지고 있는 플로리앙과 미카엘 키스트르베르 형제는 시각과 소재, 개념의 한계를 실험하는 회화 및 비디오 설치 작업을 해오고 있다. 그들은 획시대적 작업 방식으로 소재의 활용을 극대화하여 추상 예술을 형상화한다. 작품을 만드는 사람은 관객이 아니라 예술 작가, 바로 그들이라고 말하는 키스트르베르 형제는 그들의 작품에 관객이 어떠한 해석적 저항도 하지 못하고 매혹당하길 바란다.

특히 2016년 파리의 국립미술관, Palais de Tokyo에서 선보였던 Overlight 시리즈 작업은 각도에 따라 색이 달라 보이는 입체적인 작품이다. 작가는 그 위에 작은 LED 조명을 부착하여 작품이 자체적으로 빛나도록 완성했다. 그들은 또한 캔버스 위 화면을 하나의 고정된 형태 대신 끊임없이 관람객의 시선과 상호작용하도록 캔버스를 움직이는 장치를 설치하는 획기적인 전시 방법을 구축했다. 표면에 형성되는 관객의 반영이 움직임에 따라 다르게 굴절되면서 관객은 시시각각 새로운 작품을 바라보게 된다. 회화적 요소인 빛의 표현, 재료의 질감, 붓의 움직임 등에 충실한 작업이지만 주변 공간을 반영하는 캔버스의 표면과 자체적으로 비추는 빛을 활용해 관객이 극단적 시각적 경험을 체험하도록 한다.

키스트르베르 형제는 2019년 313아트프로젝트에서의 개인전 <Shining Mud>에 이어 프랑스 투르 지방에 위치한 Center for Contemporary Creation (CCCOD)에 전시가 예정되어 있다. 2017년에 네덜란드 로테르담에서 열리는 Art Rotterdam 페어 기간에 NNG Award와 2018년 암스테르담에서 World Masters of Projection Mapping Award를 수상했다. 개인전으로는 Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2015)에서, 그룹전으로는 Domaine Pommery, Reims (2019); EYEfilmuseum, Amsterdam (2018); Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam (2017); Plateau/FRAC Île-de-France, Paris (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Centre Georges Pompidou / Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris (2012) 등에서 전시했다.

PAST EXHIBITIONS AT 313

Shining Mud (2019)

SELECTED IMAGES

 

Installation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim Courtesy of 313 Art ProjectInstallation view of <Shining Mud>, 313 Art Project, 2019 / Photography © SangTae Kim, Courtesy of 313 Art Project
Overlight S6E12 Black, 2019, Modeling paste, black glitter flakes, burlap on wood, 125 x 90 x 8 cmOverlight S6E11 Black, 2019, Modeling paste, black glitter flakes, burlap on wood, 63 x 43 x 8 cmOverlight S6E13 Silver, 2019, Modeling paste, burlap on wood, glitters, 83 x 62 x 8 cm
Overlight S6E14 Gold, 2019, Modeling paste, burlap on wood, glitters, 87 x 67 x 8 cmOverlight S6E8 Gold, 2019, Modeling paste, burlap on wood, 126 x 104 x 8 cm
Zen Rakes (dyptique), 2019, Modeling paste, burlap on wood, 168 x 122 cm (each)Rakes S2E1, 2019, Modeling paste, burlap on wood, 168 x 122 cmZen Rakes 1, 2019, Modeling paste, burlap on wood, 168 x 122 cmOverlight S6E1, 2019, Modeling paste, LED, burlap on wood, 148 x 108 x 8 cmOverlight S6E2, 2019, Modeling paste, LED, burlap on wood, 145 x 103 x 8 cmOverlight S6E4, 2019, Modeling paste, LED, burlap on wood, 148 x 103 x 8 cmOverlight S6E6, 2019, Modeling paste, LED, burlap on wood, 142 x 94 x 8 cmOverlight S3E7, 2016, Modeling paste on burlap canvas mounted on wood, carpaint, LED, 230 x 185 cm
© Aurélien Mole / Courtesy of the artist and Crèvecœur, Paris.Overlight S3E3, 2016, Modeling paste on burlap canvas mounted on wood, carpaint, LED, 230 x 185 cm
© Aurélien Mole / Courtesy of the artist and Crèvecœur, Paris.Untitled 2, 2017, Modeling paste, dyed resin on burlap mounted on wooden panel, 63 x 48 cmUntitled 1, 2017, Modeling paste, various paints, dyed resin on wooden panel, 68 x 49  cmWrapped Painting 1, 2017, Modeling paste, holographic foil, resin on wooden panel, 65 x 49 cmWrapped Painting 2, 2017, Modeling paste, holographic mirror foil, resin on wooden panel, 68 x 50 cm